A message to our Foot Locker community from CEO Richard Johnson:
The health and safety of our customers and team members is our top priority. This is a critical moment in our world, and things are unfolding at a rapid rate as it relates to the COVID-19 virus.
The strength of Foot Locker, Inc. is our people – our team members, our customers, and our community. Based on the escalation of the pandemic, and after careful consideration, we have decided to close all stores in North America, effective March 17 through March 31. We will continue to monitor developments across the globe, and we will make decisions as needed.
In the meantime, Champs Sports team members will continue to be paid. We will continue to serve our customers online at www.champssports.com and via our mobile app.
In addition, we have taken key steps within our offices, distribution centers, facilities, and call centers to help support and protect our team members globally. We’ve implemented flexible work practices including the option to work from home, as well as staggered work scheduling to limit exposure. We’ve also increased our cleaning protocol to ensure safe and healthy workplaces for our team members around the world.
I’d like to personally thank you for your continued support and patience as we navigate this dynamic situation, which is affecting all our lives in ways we never thought possible. Let’s work to protect and care for one another. Foot Locker, Inc. remains resilient and strong, and we‘re definitely in this together.
Chairman & CEO
Foot Locker, Inc.